Redskins 16, Buccaneers 3

November 11th, 2018

The Buccaneers made lots of mistakes. The depleted Redskins did not.


Jiminy Christmas! The Bucs put up just 3 points. Somebody at One Buc should be arrested for failure to use weapons.

Joe sure is glad Ryan Fitzpatrick is the quarterback that gives the Bucs the best chance to win. Pffft. Two picks, no touchdowns — zero reason he steps on the field again this season.

Red zone failures were back to bite the Bucs in the butt, as were big special teams screwups, and even little ones like Shaun Wilson getting faked out as a gunner on punt coverage.

The Tampa Bay defense played admirably, but it was still too easy for Alex Smith, who was 19 of 27, a 70.3 percent completion rate behind three fill-in offensive linemen. The Bucs couldn’t generate a turnover — again — and hit Smith just four times.

Of course, Joe will write about the kicker mess later, blah, blah, blah.

Anyone think the Bucs are a well-coached team? They’re not. They’re on a 9-19 run with lots of expensive talent and no sign of relief. And what icing on the cake it was for the Bucs to be penalized 15 yards for throwing the challenge flag just before the two-minute warning today.

You deserve better, Bucs fans.

Stick with Joe this afternoon for plenty out of this game, including locker room nuggets from Joe and Ira Kaufman.  

78 Responses to “Redskins 16, Buccaneers 3”

  1. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    Fitz ain’t it!!!

  2. JabooBuc Says:

    Claan house. End of story.

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    We haven’t had a lead since the Browns game

  4. JabooBuc Says:

    Team is an embarrassment

  5. SteveK Says:

    Fitz is better than Jameis n

  6. Grt1 Says:

    There you go magic fans.

  7. AlteredEgo Says:

    Wow !…53 on the inactive list today…

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    3 points by Fitz. Pitiful effort.

    Dirk threw his 24-year franchise QB under the bus after a bad road game and put all his eggs in the Fitz bandwagon.

    Dirk needs to be fired, ASAP.

  9. BucsFan33 Says:


  10. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Lol Fitz is better than Jameis haha haha good one.
    When has Jameis scores only 3 points? With a top 5 offense? Haha you have no argument anymore

  11. Bculaw Says:

    It’s not the QB. Antiquated schemes on both sides of the ball and the players have tuned it all out. They’re playing hard for the man, but the don’t believe in the product he’s selling. #blamejameis.

  12. Rod Munch Says:

    Fitz in his last 4 starts.


  13. Phillybuc Says:

    Defense stinks, coaching sucks and we don’t have a QB
    Clean house

  14. Tom S. Says:

    I for one will be celebrating the firing of Jason Licht. The end of an error.

    Unlike Dominik he’s too ugly and stupid for a job as a talking head. Maybe he can scout for the Montreal Alouttes after this.

  15. GoBucs Says:

    Their OLINE looked better than ours and they pulled a few guys of the street.FITZMAGIC is done .

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Come on guys. Did you expect anything less?
    Its the SOB’s (same ole Bucs!)
    BUCLIFE BABY!!!!!!!!!

  17. GoBucs Says:

    Fire Dirk right now.Hire REX Ryan

  18. VegasBuc Says:

    Too much talent on this team to be this low. It’s a mentality issue which reflects front office and entire coaching staff. The players are hustling but not executing, once again, reflects coaching. #BucsFanForLife But, it might be one of the toughest things to endure at this time of the year. We gotta do what we gotta do….Go Bucs!

  19. Rod Munch Says:

    Now the Winston bashers are saying it’s not Fitz’s fault, it’s the offense, it’s the coach, it’s the kicker. LOL!

  20. Coburn Says:

    I’m starting to think qb doesn’t even matter right now. Seems there I just no desire.. other team just wants it more. O ly way go explain how you can move the ball with ease than suddenly stall or turn it over I’m the red zone every time. Turnovers by fitz but fumble by Rodgers too. Defense was bend don’t break.. one game they kinda show up offends blows it. Team is just happy to cash paychecks. They’ve given up on coach and other team jus twanted it more despite it seeming like Tampa was more talented and could turn it on and off whenever

  21. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    Winston should start because the season is over LOL

  22. AfrikaThaRapper Says:

    Close casket.

  23. Bucs fan #7423 Says:

    If anything Winston’s turnovers we’ll help us get higher draft picks

  24. MadMax Says:

    Time to tank for high draft picks for the new staff!

    season is done!

  25. Rod Munch Says:

    Bucs averaged 29.6 points per game under Winston.

    Meanwhile under Fitz in his last 4 starts they have…

    27… good
    10… bad
    28… good
    3… very bad

    That’s the stability that Fitz brings you.

    Also if you look at just Fitz’s last three starts he’s getting you 13.6 points a game vs 29.6 points a game under Winston in his last 3 starts.

  26. JabooBuc Says:

    Can we just stop with with the JW vs Fitz crap. Does anyone really think that’s the whole story? Joe just said it, does anyone think this is a well coached team in any phase? Can’t kick, can’t stop anyone, tuns the ball over like crazy.

    You seriously can’t make this stuff up.

  27. theodore Says:

    10-6 gets us in the show.

  28. PSLBob Says:

    If we’re going to clean house from top to bottom, why not start Ryan Griffin next week and see what he can do?

  29. JabooBuc Says:

    BTW, missed FG’s are also turnovers so add that to our -19

  30. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Glad I went fishing today instead. The trout bite is hot right now! Oh yeah cya Licht and Koetter! Wish it would’ve worked out but hey that’s life!

  31. NoTalentonDefense Says:

    Rod Munch, you need help, you are obsessed with Winston. The idea that Winston is the franchise QB says a lot about the franchise (and it is all bad). Enough of Winston….post about something else…anything besides Winston.

  32. Buc4evr Says:

    Fitztragic. Omg. Just bring Jameis back and please fire Koetter this week. Total trash. Also at the end of the year Licht needs to go. Glazers please take out the trash…it’s starting to smell like red tide at OBP.

  33. lurker Says:

    jameis ain’t it

    play griffin

  34. gambelero Says:

    How many times in NFL history has a team gotten 500 yards and only 3 points. I bet “pretty close to never.”

  35. NoTalentonDefense Says:

    gamlerero, I was just thinking the same thing, I think the Bucs somehow found a way to do it today, turn the ball over 4 times after long drives is about the only way I can think of.

  36. Owlykat Says:

    The OL Coach for the Redskins was brilliant coaching 4 sub OLineman signed off the street and they moved the ball and won the game. By contrast we had OL mistakes all day including two by Turnstyle D. Smith in our last possession in the red zone leading to two sacks with the last one being a sack with a fumble stopping any chance of us pulling off a last minute miracle. But our stupid Warhop told everyone early in the year that D. Smith was one of the three top NFL LTs. No one has dared to hold Warhop accountable for all his millions of mistakes that will now doom this whole coaching staff. Also our kicker missed two field goals in a row and should have been fired five weeks ago but Licht has failed to bring in even any competition for him. Yes Fitz threw two interceptions and fumbled once, so it is time to see if Jameis has learned anything on the bench. Our Defense got some three & outs and some sacks but no turnovers; yet better than under Smitty. Overall though a pathetic offensive showing again by the Bucs of a very winnable game!!!

  37. Darin Says:

    Dirk is and has been a bad coach the whole time he has been here. Takes some longer to see than others. He should have been fired after the Arizona game last year. Not one minute later.

  38. Frank813 Says:

    Jameis for Dak Prescott…

  39. Bculaw Says:

    Keep Winston on the bench. Don’t want him ruined for the next coaching staff.

    This staff hasn’t developed any young players on either side of the ball with the exception of our pass catchers. Jameis is just another example of a young, talented player this staff has failed. Keep the young talent. Add to it. Bring in a staff that can build around it.

  40. Anonymous Says:

    Put Jameis back in!!! I love Fitz as a Don Strock type of player but as a starter he is who he is. He’s the best back up in the NFL but if he starts to many games his flaws become exposed just like he did in Buffalo, Houston & NY Jets. We need to see what Jameis can do the rest of the year because we know Koetter is gone.

  41. Buc4evr Says:

    Wonder what lesson Koetter taught Winston by sitting him out ? How to play 4 quarters and score three points ?

  42. NoTalentonDefense Says:

    But of the GM is allowed to stay, the draft pick will be blown again. It MUST start with firing the GM otherwise this cycle will just continue.

  43. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Wouldn’t it be perfect if Griffin was our QB the whole time.

  44. Broodlaw Says:

    Start Ryan Griffin at this point, Jameis is a turnover machine and he’s been that since his sophomore year at FSU, Fitz we knew has been a journeyman QB. You actually want to attack what the problem that this team had this game. Discipline. O-Line getting called all day for penalties, holding onto the football, we had four fumbles today and lost two of them; of course the picks are a problem and they’ve been a problem all since the Pittsburgh game team wide.

  45. Lovie Smith Says:

    Do you miss me?

  46. Jean Lafitte Says:

    So now we go back to JW

  47. T REX Says:

    Fire any fan calling for Jameis. You suck. I hope you leave when Winston leaves. We don’t need you.

    Start over. Fire everyone.

  48. Schlomiebarmitzvahcircumscissorstein Says:

    Try new uniforms.

  49. bucfan999 Says:

    Dirk is a goner and they should do it this week, make Monken the interim HC and see what happens. Moving forward put Jameis back in as starter and lets see what he does for the rest of the year. As far as a new HC I think we need to look to the college ranks…..make a big swing for someone like Dabo Swinney or Urban Meyer. The NFL is becoming more and more like college and the younger coaches like McVay and Nagy are bringing in the RPO into the NFL and it’s working. We need the Glazers to be BOLD and make the move.

  50. canadianbucsfan Says:

    All you people that somehow disregarded that fitzs is a journeyman backup there you go. Start Jameis and see what we he can do and give our future coaches some game film

  51. Heavye Says:

    3 turnovers and no touchdowns, but he makes everyone better!!! My A$$!!! Lmao, be careful what you wish for…………LMAO!!!!

  52. Bucs14 Says:

    If Koetter sticks with Fitz he goes down or floats based on Fitz. If koetter goes to Magoo he looks like he does not know what he is doing. Plus, I don’t think Magoo cares anymore. You could see it in his face on the sideline. It also seems the receivers have quit on Fitz now too, so many dropped balls.

    This team looks dead. Just playing to collect a pay check and maybe move on to another team.

  53. stpetebucsfan Says:

    The only thing we are doing consistently is making mistakes.

    Penalties, fumbles, ints, timing…always do it in the red zone…if there’s a bone headed play to be made…we will make it.

    This team is dumber than a bag of rocks. That needs to change…aside from Fitz and Brate did our other players score any points on the Wonderlic? Lack of focus..whatever…this team is NOT fun to watch and it’s becoming increasingly frustrating.

    If it was totally talent I could suck it up….but we are a better team than the Foreskins. We should have never lost to that team! Carolina was simply better than us last week…this Sunday we were the better team and as we have done so often we beat ourselves. It’s just disgusting!

  54. Bucs14 Says:

    Schlomiebarmitzvahcircumscissorstein Says:
    November 11th, 2018 at 4:25 pm
    Try new uniforms.
    The way they play they should go back to the creamsicle uniforms. Loose in style!

  55. jay adams Says:

    2 missed FGs and a drop by Evans in the end zone. There is 13 points there which would have made it a game for us.

    Plus J. Rodgers fumbles on another drive.

    So is Fitz the answer or the problem? Yes & no, its a team game. His 2 Picks certainly hurt, but the blame starts with a Tackle at the end of the game who let his man in for the sack within 2 seconds, the Kicker who missed 2 easy FGs, little wind, a bad snap by the center, several drops on the field by several receivers, fumbles, 2 bad throws (picks), the list goes on.

    Why cant our defense come up with Punch out fumbles, Picks in the Red Zone, basic blocking vs. only 4 rushing?

    We have issues on top of issues.

    Poor coaching, little discipline. Maybe the team has given up on the Staff?

    Cant blame Mike Smith, he’s outta there.

  56. Ed Says:

    I’m so glad that Joe is making this about the organization and coaching and not about quarterbacks. The faces on the Bucs today was how most fans feel after watching this cruel joke for 9 weeks now, a face of dejection, a face of hopelessness, a face of gloom.

    Whatever is in the water at OBP, don’t drink it, it’s toxic and once it’s in you it doesn’t leave your system until you join another team where “on any given Sunday” you can beat teams you should be able to beat.

    Black Monday is all the fans can look forward to in the near future.

  57. Rod Munch Says:

    Speaking of new uniforms, the Bucs can finally make changes to their god awful Nike produced garbage they wear now. But Nike still has the NFL contract so even if they do change something it will just be some God awful garbage.

    But simple solution, say next year is throwback year, and wear the old orange and white, do that until Nike is out and they have a competent uniform designer back.

  58. Schlomiebarmitzvahcircumscissorstein Says:

    But the new training facility should help. Lol. I guess the opponents have been practicing in the Bucs new facility. 😂

  59. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL, the Fitz backers, who literally said NO EXCUSES, when you pointed out the Bucs lost in Atlanta and would have been 2-1 under Winston except for a God awful kicker, they said that’s just an excuse, and there’s no excuses.

    So no, you don’t get to put qualifiers on Fitz’s day.

  60. Rob Says:

    I’M DONE. Waste of time and energy following this team. Thanks for the memories, Joe…

  61. SilverBuc Says:

    At least Winston will be back under center next week, won’t have to watch that pitiful excuse of an offense again.

  62. bucfan999 Says:

    Just saw on Pewter Report that Koetter admitted that he took play calling away from Monken and called the plays in this game. I guess he wasn’t happy averaging 30 points a game with the number 2 offense in the NFL. Well we did see a big difference today… Let’s see Monken 30 pts per game Koetter 3 points!!!! Way to go!!!!! This was a game the Buc’s should have won easily but no Koetter screws it up again!!!!! Fire him already/

  63. Jean Lafitte Says:

    @Rod Munch

    You’re so wrong, it’s about winning. This team has no drive at all. They are deflated and you can blame all the QB controversy on Jameis. We should never have ever been put in this position ….PERIOD

  64. cgmaster Says:

    jay adams, no fitz does NOT get a pass for today. Both picks were awful and two of his turnover were in the red zone. Jameis doesn’t get the excuses, neither does fitz. He played the exact way he;s played his entire 30 year career. And some bucs fans, who clearly missed his last 30, expected him to be some sort of savior. He’s awful and a backup for a reason.

  65. LakeLand Says:

    This teams stinks

    They have stunk for 42 years

  66. Patrick Says:

    When Winston has bad games for 4 seasons, it’s ok. But when Fitz has just a few not so impressive games, he needs to be benched. Double standard double standard. Winston has had his time already

  67. Pryda Says:

    Winston had his time already stfu Jameis needs a real coach and team behind him !!! Failure up and down on Koetter part

  68. Defense Rules Says:

    Did ANYONE see something wrong with this game? Bucs put up THREE total points. Fitz was 29-for 41 (70.7%) for 406 yds (YES … another game OVER 400 yds passing) AND he ran for another 35 yds (4.4 average). Barber averaged 4.7 YPC. We had TWO 2nd-stringers OVER 100 yds receiving (Godwin 103 yds & Rodgers 102 yds).

    SO HOW DO YOU ONLY SCORE THREE FRIGGIN POINTS WITH THAT KIND OF PRODUCTION? Four turnovers is surely a BIG part of that (and Fitz 2 INTs certainly didn’t help). So is a kicker (1-for-3 in FG attempts) who apparently has a very weak right eye because he keeps kicking everything to the right. But a lion’s share of the blame has to go to terrible play calling IMO, especially when we got down in the Red Zone. Absolutely NO IMAGINATION. Really doesn’t matter any longer who starts at QB … this team is abysmal. If the defense doesn’t step on its’ swantz, the offense will. Thank you Jason Licht for creating this disaster, and especially for not bringing in any help earlier this year when we so desperately needed it. If I were the Glazers I’d fire you TODAY.

  69. Buccfan37 Says:

    Every Bucs loss looks worse than the last. This bumbling display of ineptitude had stink written all over it.

  70. SilverBuc Says:

    There’s such a double standard against Winston. He commits 2 turnovers, 1 in overtime after our kicker sh!ts the bed, but they still win, “Winston needs to be benched” but Fitz has 3 turnovers that literally cost the team the game and it’s everyone else’s fault, not the Beards fault. #BlameJameis

  71. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s about winning….

    Winston is 2-2 in his last 4 starts.
    Fitz is 0-4 in his last 4 starts.

  72. Wesley Says:

    Both of these teams are garbage. The redskins have to be the worst 6-3 team.

  73. Oneilbucs Says:

    I told y’all fiz ain’t going to win nothing . That’s why I say keep Jamies get him a new coach and let him grow. The draft next year is weak at quarterback. The first pick need to be a running back. Build a team around Jamies like what Cam has . A running game and defense. The Panthers kept a running back around Cam and a defense that’s what a young quarterback need to grow with . Defense played good today.

  74. bojim Says:

    Roll with Ryan till end of season. Defense held the Skins to 16 points. Whats that all about??

  75. Crazed Bucs Fan Says:

    Fitz phuck up… it wasn’t a fair fight. Jameis makes a bad decision… feed him to the dogs.

  76. FortMyersDave Says:

    Time to follow the Bolts. Joe has a Bolt’s fan site?

  77. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    See the Suck.

    Feel the Suck.

    Embrace the Suck.

    It’s a Sucks Life!

  78. Broy34 Says:

    Yeah Patrick Winston at 24 had his time. But Fitz on 36 teams and 12 years hasn’t had his. Definitely have to give him a chance